Skepticism

Stranger Things, for Wimps

My name is Julia Burke, and I have a scary movie problem. I think. I’ve never actually seen one all the way through. In 2005 I made it through about …

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Tyrion Lannister pictured with a carafe of wine, clearly saying something witty.
Science

Cover Letter Requesting Employment at Tyrion Lannister’s Winery

To Lord Tyrion Lannister of Meereen, advisor to Daenerys Stormborn, The Unburnt; Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and of the First Men Queen; Queen of Meereen; Khaleesi of the …

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Distiller Marianne Barnes
FeminismScience

This 28-Year-Old Vegan Master Distiller Is Pretty Much Our Favorite Woman Ever

Marianne Barnes encompasses everything we love here at Skepchick: science, nerdery, women kicking ass, and booze. As the first female master Kentucky bourbon distiller at 28 years old, she’s an …

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Feminism

Sexy Manspreading: Don’t Fight The Feeling

Manspreading is the key to the hearts of women everywhere—at least, that’s the conclusion of a recent Atlantic article, “When Manspreading is Sexy.” It’s based on the findings of a …

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White wine with tartrate crystals in bottom of glass
Science

Wine Flaws: Send It Back or Suck It Up?

One of the most intimidating aspects of wine can be the prospect of sending back flawed wine in a restaurant. It’s an understandable anxiety inducer: You’re in a fancy public …

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FeaturedSkepticism

Your Phrase Is Problematic

I’ve got bad news for you. That celebrity whose style you adore? Said something super shitty. That politician whose quotes you will never not share on social media? Voted for …

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Fake-looking grapes
FeaturedSkepticism

Going Dry: How To Talk About Wine Sweetness

“Is it dry?” Of the many curveball wine-shopping questions I get, this is the one that throws me for a loop. It’s not because I don’t know the answer, or …

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Feminism

Hillary Clinton Is Not My Feminist Hero

An article has been making the rounds that shares a self-described “all-caps explosion of feelings” about the how the left has failed to support Hillary Clinton’s run for president. Amid …

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